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1924 A crowd of only 37,250 watched the first international staged at Wembley which was played between England and Scotland. It is thought that the scenes at the Cup Final the previous year, when many thousands had broken into the ground, deterred them. The 1926 England v Scotland match was played in Manchester but the fixture returned to Wembley in 1928. It had been played there ever since with exception of those in the Second War. The inaugural Wembley match ended 1-1 with Billy Walker scoring for England and W. Cowan for the Scots.
1930 B. Twell scored all five goals for Southport in their Third Division match against Wrexham.
1930 Tom Fillingham made his Football League debut for Birmingham against Manchester City. He became a great favourite with the St Andrews faithful during the 1930's playing at either wing-half or centre-half although he never achieved international recognition. Moved to Ipswich in 1938 and did not return to League football after the Second War. Appeared in 212 League matches and scored 13 goals.
1939 Royal Navy & Royal Marines beat Corinthians 1-0 at Chatham in the latter's final game before amalgamating with the Casuals. Founded in 1882 by N.L. Jackson they were an extremely powerful force in their early years and could more than hold their own against the top professional sides of the day. As professionalism began to take over from amateurism their power waned. Whereas in 1901 they could beat Aston Villa by the mid 1930's they were being beaten by Halifax Town.